Bottle Size: 180ml Cup, 720ml Bottle, 1.8L Bottle
Rice Polishing: 65%
A clean pure style of sake, with white mountain flowers on the nose. It has a wonderful clean and soft silky texture. The cleansing acidity also provides good structure and there is a subtle fruitiness with hints of mango, peach and pineapple.
Sekiya Brewery is in Kitashitara-gun located in a mountain valley pass in the Japanese Alps between Nagoya and Nagano. For hundred of years the town was a waypoint and resting place for travelers between the two cities. Sekiya Brewery was established because of the abundance of clean water from the mountains to make sake and the thirsty travelers crossing the mountains. Now it is a state-of-the-art sake brewery with a tasting room and sake-focused restaurant built out of an ancient farmhouse in Nagoya.
Sake packaged in single-serving 180ml, ready-to-drink cups have been part of Japanese pop culture since they were introduced for the 1964 Tokyo Olympics. Until recently, sake cups normally contained mass-produced, inexpensive sake to be sold at convenience stores in Japan. Sake brewers are now producing cup sake with premium sake in order to provide high-quality single serving sake for consumers and restaurants. Often these cups come with colorful, playful labels similar to craft beer in the USA. Now even in New York and San Francisco there are sake bars devoted to serving sake cups. We are proud to offer our ENTER.Sake Black in cups, so our fans can enjoy sake wherever and whenever they’d like. Kampai.
Note: ENTER.Sake Black Dot and Black are the same product.
Bottle Size: 720ml
Rice Polishing: 55%
ENTER.Sake Silver is an aromatic Ginjo sake with honeysuckle on the nose and floral notes of cherry blossoms. Has good weight on the palate with notes of mango, Asian pear, and honeydew melon. Finishes clean and smooth.
Sekiya Brewery is in Kitashitara-gun located in a mountain valley pass in the Japanese Alps between Nagoya and Nagano. For hundred of years the town was a waypoint and resting place for travelers between the two cities. Sekiya Brewery was established because of the abundance of clean water from the mountains to make sake and the thirsty travelers crossing the mountains. Now it is a state-of-the-art sake brewery with a tasting room and sake-focused restaurant built out of an Meiji-era farmhouse in Nagoya.
Bottle Sizes: 500 ml
Rice: Miyama Nishiki - 60% Polished
This weighty sake is made with clear spring water. On the palate it has clean fleshy rice notes tinged with sweet Asian pear. It has exceptional mouthfeel with a silky weight and texture. It has an umami finish with lingering acidity. It pairs well with grilled meat, fish, or savory dishes.
Fujioka Shuzo is an incredibly small brewery with Fujioka-san personally overseeing each step of the labor and time intensive process to produce a truly handmade sake. In 2002, 5th generation Masaaki Fujioka re-opened the brewery establishing the new Sake brand “SOOKUU” aiming to brew a Sake with its taste reflecting a gentle clear blue sky. Fushimi is nationally known in Japan for its refined water that gives SOOKUU its distinctive silky taste.
Bottle Sizes: 720ml
Rice: Yamada Nishiki - 50% Polished
This sake is rich, fleshy sake with a nose of honeysuckle and lemon pith followed by white peach, ripe pear, and winter melon on the palate. It is slightly effervescent and lively on the tongue. It has an incredibly long finish and pairs well with grilled meat or perfect just by itself.
With a venerable history dating back to the Edo era, Matsumoto is one of the oldest sake breweries in Kyoto and has been designated as a National Heritage site by the Japanese Government. They have been making only junmai-shu (sake with no added alcohol) at the same location for over two hundred years.
The brand name “SHUHARI” comes from three distinct Japanese characters that relate to Matsumoto’s long legacy as a sake brewer: SHU – to protect their existing tradition, HA – to continue to break new ground in sake brewing, and finally RI – to separate and create a new taste of sake for the next generation.
Bottle Size: 720ml with Gift Box
Rice Polishing: Miyama Nishiki - 50% Polished
Genshu - undiluted with water
Kimoto-Brewed massaged by hand
Fermented in Henoki Cedar Casks
Aged for 45 days in neutral Oak barrels
This is a sake of uncommon depth and character. It has a very soft, gentle “nama” feel in the mid palate with refined fruit notes of Asian pear, dried mango, and praline. Its firm acidity yields a long clean finish
Aramasa Shuzo is famous for discovering and isolating the No. 6 strain of sake yeast in 1935. Since Sato Yusuke took over management of the brewery in 2009, it has become of the most sought after “cult sake” producers in Japan. The Aramasa sake produced for ENTER.Sake is a Junmai Daiginjo is made with the Kimoto method. Kimoto is a slower, traditional style that uses no added lactic acid to purify the sake. This sake is also fermented in large cedar casks hewn from trees more than 130 years old. It’s then aged briefly in neutral Oak barrels for added depth of flavor. Only three tanks of this sake were produced exclusively for ENTER.Sake: one for release in Japan and two for export.
Bottle Sizes: 720ml with Gift Box
Rice Polishing: Yamada Nishiki - 23% Polished
ENTER.SAKE REVOLUTIONS is finished by spinning in a centrifuge press similar to a record turntable. As the sake is slowly spun, the centrifugal force gently presses the sake yielding some of the smoothest sake possible.
This sake begins with a graceful, elegant aroma and finishes delicately sweet and smooth. There are wonderful tropical notes of pineapple, ginger, and green melon on the palate that finishes completely dry with slight minerality.
Asahi Shuzo is one of the only breweries in Japan that makes exclusively premium sake. In 1990, they made the radical move to only produce Daiginjo level, premium sake under the brand name, Dassai. Dassai uses only high-quality Yamada Nishiki rice to make sake with a clean and smooth style. Dassai has become one of the most prominent premium sake brands in the world and was even the first sake served in the White House for a Japanese state dinner with President Obama and Japanese Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, in 2015.
ENTER.Shochu Ginjo is the debut release in a boutique line of spirits imported from Japan by ENTER.Sake. Shochu is a broad category of spirits in Japan and can be distilled from many different ingredients such as: barley, corn, sweet potato, rice, or even sake itself. Very few shochus are made from sake, and even rarer shochus are made from premium Ginjo sake.
This sake-based shochu shows it character best over ice. Many Japanese enjoy shochu mizuwari - neat with a splash of pure water. Ginjo Shochu makes a great aperitif to awaken your palate and start your evening. If you’re lucky enough to be finishing a meal of sushi and sake, it’s also the perfect way to cap it off, as it matches perfectly with sake.
The production of ENTER.Shochu Ginjo starts with 100% Yamada Nishiki sake rice polished to 50% of its normal size and brewed into premium Ginjo sake. The sake is then slowly distilled in a single pot still to yield a clean tasting spirit. At only 30% alcohol, ENTER.Shochu Ginjo retains delicate sake notes on both the nose and palate.
Available Sizes: 750ml
Rice: Yamada Nishiki - 50% Polished